Peggy Levitt is Chair of the sociology department and the Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies at Wellesley College and co-Director of Harvard University’s Transnational Studies Initiative. Her most recent book, Artifacts and Allegiances: How Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display, was published by the University of California Press in July 2015.
Peggy has received Honorary Doctoral Degrees from the University of Helsinki (2017) and from Maastricht University (2014). She has been a visiting professor at Queen Mary University of London, Tel Aviv University, the Lebanese American University, University of La Coruña, the National University of Singapore, the American University of Cairo, the European University Institute, Oxford University, the University of Rotterdam, the University of Antwerp, the Vrije University in Amsterdam, and the University of Malmö. Her books include Religion on the Edge (Oxford University Press, 2012), God Needs No Passport (New Press 2007), The Transnational Studies Reader (Routledge 2007), The Changing Face of Home (Russell Sage 2002), and The Transnational Villagers (UC Press, 2001). She has edited special volumes of Oxford Development Studies, Comparative Migration Studies, Racial and Ethnic Studies, International Migration Review, Global Networks, Mobilities, and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. A film based on her work, Art Across Borders, came out in 2009.www.peggylevitt.org www.wellesley.edu/sociology/faculty/levitt